One of Those Days

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Devotion: John 16:33

How do you define a bad day?  Is it when you go for a regular yearly examination to find out the doctor has sent you to the wrong place?  Is it when both cars are in the repair garage at the same time and the bill is way more than you expected?  On top of that; you drive away from the automotive place only to have to turn back in because the air conditioner is blowing out very hot air.  It was just one of those days.

Do those days define us or do we define them?  It’s just part of living in a fallen world.  Things break.  People give you wrong information, unintentionally.  These do not define a bad day.  A bad day is when you or someone you love gets a bad report, is in a tragic accident, or dies unexpectedly.

The LORD our God is still in control.  He never leaves us nor forsakes us.  He is with us always.  He will keep those in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. You are always on His mind.  He is your protector, defender and sustainer.  He will provide everything for which you have need.

God knows about every single day He has ordained for your life. He knew each day before there was one of them.  Those days are ordained “for training in righteousness.”  He is teaching us to “lift up our heads.”  We are to lift our heads and our prayers up toward Him.  He knows.  He sees.  He is still in control.

It is our choice to exhibit the fruit of His Spirit or not.  Will you choose to display love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control?  Ask the Savior to help you to be a victorious warrior.  He is with you in the battle against your flesh.

Prayer in Motion:

“Jesus, be Jesus in me; no longer me but Thee.  Finding more power, this very hour, Jesus be Jesus in me.”  Lord as I think of that old hymn, I long to be a victorious warrior in the heat of the battle.  The battle is Yours Lord.  I love You and long to finish well the race set before me.  You are the Author and Finisher of my faith.  I trust You Lord.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

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